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Is it better to eat fruit as they are, than to have them in liquid form?

The simpler story is that it is better to eat whole fruit. The problem with eating smoothies or even drinking fruit juice is that you are increasing the fruit's glycaemic index. For example, an ...
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Is it better to eat fruit as they are, than to have them in liquid form?

There is a simpler answer than others on this page. Drinking the calories associated with 4 oranges can be done in about 5 seconds. This does not give your body's satiety mechanisms time to kick in ...
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Would it be better to have fruits on an empty stomach rather after a full meal?

This rumor is common enough that there is even a Snopes article about it. In essence no, this doesn't help, and is in fact closer to the opposite of the truth. When eating a meal many more digestive ...
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Grapefruit Seeds (not juice) and Cialis

Your question took me a while to research; it goes beyond basic medicine and delves into biochemistry, pharmacology, and physiology. The short answer is: Yes! It can; however, as you will see in the ...
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What fruits and vegetables will help lower triglycerides?

Answer to first question: There've been conducted medical studies concerning effects of apple eating on lipid profile of hyperlipidemic (having increased concentration of fats in blood) and ...
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For more exotic fruits, need you buy organic or not?

You may have answered your own question ("However, these exotic fruits originate from countries with more dubious environmental or safety standards, or without any norms or oversight whatsoever") if ...
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Is avocado leaf tea potentially harmful to humans?

That wikipedia page seems to blame the toxicity of some avacado parts to their content of persin. According to the page on persin: Persin is a fungicidal toxin present in the avocado. It is ...
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Is eating straight sugar ok, as long as I eat it with fiber?

In whole fruits, sugar is "embedded" in the fruit, not necessary chemically, but physically. It takes some time for the digestive system to extract sugar from the fruit, which slows down its ...
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Sweating while having lemon

Head sweating and flushing after eating or just smelling or thinking about a certain food is called gustatory sweating. MedicineNet: Gustatory sweating: Sweating on the forehead, face, scalp, and ...
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Should one avoid consuming durians when drinking alcohol?

The answer is very probably yes, these findings were confirmed and one should avoid consuming durian fruit and alcohol. But interestingly, anyone tempted to try probably will avoid it anyway. The ...
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Genetically Modified Banana?

One could argue that the vast majority of foods we eat contain some ingredient that is in some sense "genetically modified". There is not, as yet, a widely accepted legal definition of GMO. See the LA ...
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Is consuming fruits and veggies particularly high in fructose unhealthy?

Fructose intake from any source, including fruits, does not seem to be unhealthy until consumed in usual amounts. Fructose intake >100 g/day can increase LDL and triglyceride levels, which are risk ...
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How long after drinking alcohol is it safe to eat durian again?

This inability to mix durian with alcohol has the status of a food myth. To quote the dietetic department at Changi Hospital Eating durian and drinking beer at the same time may kill you There is no ...
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What is the right time to eat fruits?

In the Morning on an Empty Stomach/Between Meals - Fruits are recommended to be eaten on an empty stomach or in between meals because at this time digestion happens fairly quick and also different ...
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Tomato - from a dietary perspective, is it a fruit or vegitable

The recommended balance between 5 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit is only one of different recommendations, for example, Dietary Guidelines for Americans by U.S. Department of Health ...
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What are the health benefits of consuming oligonol?

Possible Risks This study suggests that Oligonol is safe for consumption and does not pose any proven threats or harmful consequences to health (1 & 2). Possible Benefits: Other studies ...
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Pills as an alternativ for fruits

The recommendation to stop eating lemon and limes to prevent tooth decay is likely due to their acid content. The primary nutritional benefits of citrus fruits are mainly vitamin C (ascorbic acid), ...
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Elderberry seeds toxicity

From your own link Although the ripe, cooked berries (pulp and skin) of most species of Sambucus are edible,[6][9][10] uncooked berries and other parts of plants from this genus are poisonous.[11] ...
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Eating fruit is not so healthy?

First, a couple of facts: Fructose is not only in fruits, but also in table sugar (sucrose), which is glucose + fructose, and thus in many sweetened foods. Various fruits contain fructose, glucose ...
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If I add one fruit a day - which one?

Why stick to only one type of fruit? One day you have an apple and a guava the next. After all, each fruit has it's own set of benefits and they are all good for your health. No fruit is considered ...
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